Coronavirus Update, 16th May 2020

Banbury Gliding Club partial opening

In line with the government announcement on 15th April regarding restarting recreational GA flying, Banbury Gliding Club has restarted solo gliding for existing members. Strict social distancing rules are in place together with a rigorous hygiene routine. 

Further updates will be provided as soon as the rules are further relaxed to allow visitors and two seater flying.


Coronavirus Update, 6th April 2020

Trial Lessons and Vouchers now valid until end of 2021

Read more on Coronavirus Updates page

Whether you are an experienced pilot or wish to experience the thrill of silent flight with a great-value Gliding Trial Lesson or perhaps our Introductory Membership or our in-depth Learn to Fly course, you’re in the right place. 


With excellent facilities, access to experienced and friendly instructors, a dry field all year round and an open countryside for exploration, you’ve made the right choice to visit us.


Banbury Gliding Club is based at Hinton-in-the-Hedges airfield, near to both junctions 10 and 11 of the M40, allowing easy access from London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bicester, Bedford, Oxford and beyond. 

BGC in a nutshell..


Banbury Gliding Club, founded in 1966, provides Trial Lessons, Introductory Memberships  as well as Learn to Fly options. These excellently priced packages include launch and glider hire fees, all instruction, briefings, logbook and more.


Our experiences also come as a gift-voucher, making them ideal gifts for birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, wedding gifts and Christmas. We also offer Corporate Days and Group Flying, perfect for office-outings, school activities, family events or just groups of friends. Whatever your occasion, gliding is the perfect day out!